Fishing Lessons Inc. needs your help! We are hosting a book drive from March 3 - August 4, 2018 with a goal to attain 4,500 books. This book drive is the first step in our larger campaign to not only rebuild a school library within the Houston area but also to make sure that the library is equipped in a manner that would be sufficient to educating the children.
You can help us achieve this goal by mailing your new or gently used books to:
Fishing Lessons Inc.
11152 Westheimer Road #137
Houston, TX 77042
For local book drop off, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you will like to give a monetary donation, you may do so here.
Our Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway was a resounding success. With the help of local sponsors and community leaders, we were able to distribute over 100 bags of turkeys and Thanksgiving trimmings to families in need during this holiday season. FLI cannot express enough how appreciative and grateful we were of each individual that came out and volunteered their time. We could not have done it without your help. Thank you!
Fishing Lessons Inc. would like to extend our gratitude for the volunteers and persons whom participated in our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. FLI would also like to send a personal shoutout to Attucks Middle School for hosting. The amount of collaboration on this project proved that many institutions still believe in a proven proverb "It takes a village to raise a child".
We want to express our appreciation to the many individuals and companies who contributed to the success for our second annual Pop-Up Shop Clothing Giveaway held on May 7, 2016 at Mason Community Park. Many thanks go to all who donated items because we could not have been as successful without it. We cannot convey our gratitude enough to our many volunteers who extended their time. The event was, once again, a great success, and we hope all whom participated enjoyed it as much as we did.
On Saturday November 21, 2015, Fishing Lessons Inc. presented our second annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. This event provided 100 families in the east Houston area with the opportunity to enjoy a wholesome Thanksgiving meal equipped with all of the traditional nutritional sides. The community also provided a medical representative which signed individuals up for Obama Care as well as explained different insurance options. In addition, F.L.I. provided drug prevention pamphlets and information for teens and families that could have benefited from such a resource.
On Saturday, August 15, 2015, Fishing Lessons Inc. held a Back to School Block Party. The event was fun-filled and aimed at narrowing the gap between the institutions of public education and the communities for which they serve. The event held a host of activities for youth such as water inflatables, bike raffles and backpack giveaway. We also had a host of resources specific to the needs of the community such as Houston Health Department.
On Saturday March 14, 2015, Fishing Lessons Inc. held our first annual Pop-Up Shop Clothing Giveaway. The event was focused on addressing the needs of the children and adolescents within the community by having a clothing giveaway. The shop consisted of not only clothing, but shoes and accessories as well. All together there were 450 articles of shoes, clothing and accessories given to the youth within the neighborhood.
On Saturday November 22, 2014, Fishing Lessons Inc. held our first annual Turkey Giveaway. In recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday and being cognizant that a fifth of children live in poverty (National Center for Children in Poverty, 2013), the event was aimed at meeting the basic need of nourishment in such a manner that met the fundamental need of "eating" as well as upheld individuals and families dignity once received. The Thanksgiving baskets consisted of turkey, dressing, corn, greens, corn bread, potatoes, mac-n-cheese and beverages.
On Saturday August 23, 2014, Fishing Lessons Inc. presented our Back to School Backpack Giveaway in which families living in low-income communities received a backpack for each of their school-age children. The backpacks consisted of the traditional core school supplies that were essential to a child's educational success.
On Sunday August 10, 2014, Fishing Lessons Inc. organized our first Backpack Fundraiser to benefit the disadvantaged children within the under-served communities of Houston. With the help of community partners and local citizens, we were able to collect the grade-appropriate supplies that filled 75 backpacks for children between the ages of 6 – 18.